Following the terror attack in the London Bridge area, NHS England are co-ordinating support pathways to help people affected get access to the right mental health support. These have drawn heavily on the work undertaken in Manchester following the incident in May and on London’s experts across the NHS, public health and from leading voluntary organisations and aim to help services and communities respond to the needs of people experiencing distress following the attack. To get access to these pathways visit: healthylondon.org/mental-health/pathways.
Providing information to the public is part of the strategy. Members of the public are being directed to:
- Home office: gov.uk/guidance/london-bridge-and-borough-market-attacks-june-2017-support-for-people-affected
- 111 callers should be advised to seek support via their GP or via self-referral to their local IAPT service.
- Referral for IAPT psychological support may initially be via primary care or direct self-referral to the local IAPT service.
- NHS ‘Coping with Stress following a major incident’ leaflet that can be accessed by clicking here.
If you’re registered with a Bromley GP and need emotional support regarding this or any other matter contact Talk together Bromley on 0300 003 3000 or visit talktogetherbromley.co.uk.